Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,842)

  • Stossel assesses Ron Paul’s impact

    John Stossel's latest column posted by the Washington Examiner explores Texas congressman Ron Paul's influence on the current American political scene. Paul is always upbeat, but lately he's had more reason to be, as he sees libertarian ideas bubbling up from the grass roots. "People outside of Washington are waking up," he told me, "and they're getting the attention of a few in Washington." Paul has been in Congress more than 20 years, and much of that time he's played a lonely role, often being the only representative to cast "no" vote on bills to expand government. "Twenty years ago, there weren't very many people around that would endorse these views. So ... I'm very pleased with what's happening. There are more now, but the problems are so much greater."
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report focuses on a Guilford County brewery’s efforts to win freedom from state restrictions on its business. Watch the story by clicking the play button below. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on one apparent point of budget agreement between Democratic Gov. Beverly…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2011
  • Sowell pontificates on ‘education’

    Thomas Sowell is tired of people misusing the word “education,” as you can tell from his latest column posted at Human Events: One of those words that many people seldom look behind is “education.” But education can cover anything from courses on nuclear physics…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
  • Borders drills into the issue of oil drilling moratoriums

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update includes an item tackling the wisdom or folly of setting a moratorium on oil drilling: The BP Gulf spill was horrible to be sure. But with drilling moratoria, I’m reminded of a teacher of mine who’d punish the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
  • JLF researchers call next week’s Cabarrus County sales tax vote a referendum on local debt bailouts

    Cabarrus County commissioners want voters to endorse next week a quarter-cent increase in the local sales tax rate. A new report from the John Locke Foundation research staff shows why the May 17 referendum is really a vote on whether to bail out county commissioners for taking on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
  • Truth versus ‘truthiness’ on oil subsidies

    In a brief blog entry for the Washington Examiner, Timothy Carney punctures a common myth about Big Oil: I bet most people who follow politics believe big oil gets huge subsidies — in part, because that’s what Barack Obama says. Sure enough, oil is…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
  • DeMint wants GOP presidential candidates to support balanced budget requirements

    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint has emerged as a potential kingmaker for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, as Byron York details in a new Washington Examiner report. What does DeMint want in return for his support? So far DeMint, who in 2008…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on legislation that would legalize midwives in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal details the political establishment’s devotion to the state sales tax, despite its harmful impacts on North Carolina’s jobs and economy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011